Some people say that Cracow is one of the most beautiful cities in the world.... This is an opinion worth checking on your own.

Here are some facts:

Cracow is one of the oldest cities in Poland that dates back to the 7th century. It used to be the capital of Poland and has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Polish academic, cultural, and artistic life. This unofficial cultural capital of Poland, was named the official European Capital of Culture for the year 2000 by the European Union.

Cracow features great architecture, a charming market square bustling with life and lots of museums and public art galleries.

Cracow is definitely a major tourist destination in Poland, attracting seven million visitors a year. It is a great starting point while visiting Poland as the city has good railway connections with other destinations in Poland, and is located close to two other important places to visit in Poland: Wieliczka Salt Mines, Auschwitz KL Museum, Zakopane (located at the feet of the Tatra Mountains).